From Gary Randall and Faith and Freedom Network & Foundation.
“John McCain made news yesterday and it’s continuing this morning with a comment about Christian leadership.
He said that he would prefer a Christian President over someone of a different faith calling it, “an important part of our qualifications to lead.” (Read article).
Several news sources immediately jumped on his comment and had it out by late yesterday afternoon.
Now, the groups that always attack any suggestion of Christian influence or Christian preference in our society are in full attack mode.
Why are certain people so adversarial toward any Christian influence?
I think I know.
Certainly there are those who say it is because they want to enforce the so-called separation of church and state principle. They, of course, see that as keeping church out of government when Jefferson was really assuring the church that government was forbidden to meddle in church affairs.
Then, there is the big “theocracy” argument. Anyone who suggests that Christian influence is good for America is immediately accused of wanting a theocracy.
Both of these are at play, but I believe the bigger part of it is because Judeo-Christian values stand in the way of the secularist agenda.
If you look at the most pressing social issues of our time, gay marriage, abortion, and other related issues, it is apparent that in order to move the liberal secularist ideas forward, Judeo-Christian beliefs must be suppressed or at least marginalized in our social discourse. They can only advance that agenda when people of faith are silent.
The problem the secularists have is that history is on the side of John McCain’s statement.
Only in ignorance or complete denial of the facts, can the argument be made that America was not founded on Judeo-Christian principles.
The Founding Fathers knew that the only basis on which this country could successfully survive was the Judeo-Christian ethic and principle.
James Madison said, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each of and all of us to govern ourselves to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
The Founders knew that absent the Judeo-Christian ethic and principle, this nation would have ended in chaos.
I believe that a majority of American’s still understand that would be true in the 21st Century.
Apparently, McCain also understand it.”
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